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Lawrence Hospital Center Launches 'Dinner with the Doctor' Series

Dr. Manasi Shah speaks with Pauline Marinos, who attended Thursday's  "Dinner with the Doctor" event.
Dr. Manasi Shah speaks with Pauline Marinos, who attended Thursday's "Dinner with the Doctor" event.

Lawrence Hospital Center is holding a free special dinner gathering where people can get a chance to meet and visit with their local doctors. The new "Dinner with the Doctor" series, sponsored by Lawrence's Spirit of Women network, is held once a month. The series gives individuals the chance to hear medical professionals speak about specific health topics, get answers to their questions and gain valuable insight into the world of healthcare.

The first "Dinner with the Doctor" meeting was held at Lawrence Hospital Center's Palmer Hall Thursday night. Dr. Manasi Shah, who specializes in hematology and oncology, spoke about diabetes and obesity, including the effects of yo-yo dieting, strategies for weight management and improving blood sugar control. She also answered a number of questions from those who attended the event.

Lawrence Hospital Center registered dietitian Katie Campbell also gave a presentation. Campbell spoke about healthy food choices, myths about carbs and portion control.

"The 'Dinner with the Doctor' series gives people the opportunity to have meaningful conversations with their local physicians," said Clinical Outreach Director Dani LeStrange, who is also the coordinator for Lawrence's Spirit of Women network. "Lawrence Hospital Center is dedicated to keeping our community informed about medical matters, and giving people a chance to get the answers that they need when it comes to their health."

For more information on the "Dinner with the Doctor" series you can call 914-787-1034.

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